Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for a senior academic at the rank of AssociateProfessor or Professor to serve as the Director for the International IndigenousStudies program housed administratively in the Department of Political Science. The successful candidate will hold a position 'with tenure' within the Faculty of Arts in a department relevant to their field of study and be appointed as the Director, International Indigenous Studies Program for a five-year period commencing July 1, 2017, with the possibility of renewal.  

As the Director, you will have a clear vision to lead the program, building on its current strengths, reviewing its goals and purposes, working closely with Indigenous faculty in other programs and disciplines and positioning the program for future success in the context of the Faculty's and University's Indigenous Strategies.  

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Indigenous Studies or relevant discipline within the Faculty of Arts, will be an accomplished scholar and outstanding instructor with strong leadership and solid administrative skills and will bring suitable experience for appointment as a senior faculty member. We are particularly interested in candidates with interdisciplinary strength.

Applicants at the Associate Professor rank must demonstrate excellence in research, teaching and community engagement through top-tier peer-reviewed publications, proven success in obtaining competitive research funding, evidence of effectiveness, as well as successfully concluded projects with Indigenous peoples. A strong record of Indigenous research methodologies and ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions is also expected. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate leadership in community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples.

In addition to the expectations listed above, applicants at the Professor rank must demonstrate evidence of an established scholarly and professional reputation, preferably at both the national and international level. A well-established record of service contributions (including service to the discipline, and when relevant, profession) at a leadership level is also expected.  

The International Indigenous Studies program focuses on various aspects of Indigenous people’s experience including arts, culture, ways of knowing, languages, economies, and community and political dynamics. Students in the program examine these topics with a Canadian and international lens, and are encouraged to adopt a comparative lens. For more information, please visit the International Indigenous Studies webpage.

Individuals interested in this position are requested to submit their complete dossier including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation (along with their contact information - mailing address, telephone and email) to:

Anessa Krysko, HR Advisor (Academic)
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4
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The deadline for applications is February 28, 2017.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)


The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba invites applications from Indigenous (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit) Scholars for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter, in one of the following broad disciplines: Agricultural Business/Economics; Food/Nutritional Sciences; or Agricultural Production/Ecology. Identification of a specific Department (Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Biosystems Engineering, Entomology, Food Science, Human Nutritional Sciences, Plant Science, Soil Science) will be based on the area of specialty of the successful candidate.

Link to job posting:

The position will be weighted at approximately 45% teaching, 40% research and 15% service/outreach. Qualified applicants must possess: a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline; a record of independent research as demonstrated by scholarly publications; the potential for developing an active externally-funded research program including supervision of graduate students; demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching; and excellent oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise with inclusion of Indigenous perspectives and approaches. We also envisage that the Scholar will work closely with other instructors to help include Indigenous knowledge and perspectives for all students. The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences is one of the most research-intensive Faculties at the University of Manitoba, and the Indigenous Scholar will be responsible for developing an independent research program funded through a variety of mechanisms that includes training graduate students. Our expectation is that the research and outreach programs will focus on safe, healthy, just, sustainable food systems for Indigenous Canadians and the broader population. The Scholar will also be expected to contribute to larger interdisciplinary efforts.

The University is located in Winnipeg, the largest city in the province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment and a vibrant Indigenous community; and the region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. The University also hosts the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Indigenous Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants must, at application, declare that he/she self-identifies as an Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) Canadian.
Applications, including a curriculum vitae, short statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, the names and addresses (including phone and e-mail addresses) of three referees, and Indigenous Canadian self-declaration verification should be sent (preferably by email) to:
Dr. Brian Amiro
Chair, Indigenous Scholar Search Committee
Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2 Canada.
Telephone: (204) 228-3374; FAX: (204) 474-7642, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for applications is February 27, 2017.
The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitaes may be provided to participating members of the search process.

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 

Department of Political Science 

Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellowship



The Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities invites applications for a Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellowship on the topic “The Politics of Land: Colony, Property, Ecology.” This position will be for one year (July 1st, 2017 – June 30th, 2018), with an annual salary of $55,000. 

This year-long John E. Sawyer Seminar, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be hosted by the Department of Political Science, and directed by Professors Nancy Luxon, Robert Nichols, and Jean O’Brien (History). The seminar seeks to develop an integrated approach to the politics of land, framed by three themes: (1) Colony: How has a history of colonization left its mark on key concepts of legal and political thought, such as sovereignty, territory, jurisdiction, and land? What comparative difference does it make to conceptualize the politics of land through the framework of colonialism? (2) Property: How must prevailing theories of property be rethought to consider the specific economic and political struggles associated with land and displacement? (3) Ecology: How might the politics of land be reconceived in a more pluralistic, cross-cultural manner so as to include ‘alternative ecologies’ beyond the currently prevailing frameworks? Our primary focus will be on the conceptual architecture of these problems: how they are framed and analyzed, what analogies and comparisons are used to discuss them, and what comparative difference it makes to situate them in one context over another. 


The seminar will provide the Fellow with a unique opportunity to work in a truly interdisciplinary and intercultural format, directly contrasting and comparing work from anthropology, geography, law, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology, as well as including hitherto marginalized Indigenous intellectual traditions. We are especially interested in recruiting candidates who share our interest in foundational conceptual questions, and who have particular expertise in theories of imperialism/colonialism, property, ecology, and/or Indigeneity. 



Required Qualifications: Ph.D., conferred by July 1st, 2017. Excellent writing, analytical, and organizational skills.


Preferred Qualifications: Graduate training in Political Science, Political Theory/Philosophy, and/or American Indian Studies. 


Applicants should demonstrate a research agenda that connects well with the themes of the seminar. 


Duties / Responsibilities: 

The Mellon Fellow will take a leading role in the seminar, and will participate in all scholarly activities associated with the Sawyer Seminar, including workshops and lectures. The fellow will advance their own research agenda while contributing to the seminar’s scholarly community. The fellow will be mentored by the seminar organizers and additional members of the University of Minnesota faculty, if appropriate, depending on specialization. 


About the Department / College / University: 

The Department of Political Science is committed to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education and to the conduct of leading social science research. For further information, please visit the department website, 


Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education. 

Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota, with its five campuses and more than 65,000 students, is one of the largest, most comprehensive universities in the United States, and ranks among the most prestigious research universities in the world. It is both a major research institution, with scholars of national and international reputation, and a state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public engagement. 

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. 


The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: 


To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647). 


Application Instructions: 

Apply online through the University of Minnesota’s Job Center: 

 Job Opening ID: 315388 

 Job Posting Title: Post-Doctoral Associate 

 Job Code: 9546 

 Jobs Posted Within: Last Three Months (or greater) 

 Keyword(s): Political Science 

The link to the specific job posting is: 


Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the APPLY button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position, and attach a cover letter and C.V. Additional documents must be attached to your “My Activities” page. The following required materials must be attached to your online application: 

1. Cover letter (that includes a summary of the dissertation and addresses how the candidate’s research aligns with the seminar’s theme) 

2. Curriculum vitae 

3. Writing sample 

4. List of three academic reference (who will be prompted via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically). 

Additional materials may be requested from candidates at a future date. Additional documents can be attached after submission of the application by re-entering the Job Center, accessing your "My Activities" page (in the top list of hyperlinks), and uploading documents there. 


The application deadline is February 27th, 2017


For questions about the position, please contact Prof. Robert Nichols (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). For questions about the application process, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647). 


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Postdoctoral Fellowship - Queen's University & UBC Okanagan

Deadline: February 20, 2017

The SSHRC Insight funded project Creative Conciliations invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to join our research team in the 2017-2018 academic year. Since 2013, the Creative Conciliations project, led by Keavy Martin (University of Alberta) with co-investigators Jonathan Dewar, David Garneau (University of Regina), Ashok Mathur (UBC Okanagan) and Dylan Robinson (Queen’s University) has been working to reconfigure and replace the notion of ‘reconciliation’ by fostering critical and creative collaborations between leading Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars, artists, curators, and students. This work has taken place through various initiatives including UBCO’s annual Indigenous Summer Intensive (Mathur) in Kelowna, the 2013 gathering Indigenous Acts in Vancouver on Indigenous public art (Robinson/Candice Hopkins), the Shingwauk Conference and Gathering from 2013-2015 (Dewar) in  Sault Ste Marie, and the exhibition Looking Forward, Never Forgetting (Garneau/Michelle LaVallee) at the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina.

As we work toward the completion of the Creative Conciliations project, we are looking for a postdoctoral fellow whose research area and/or artistic practice has points of connection with residential school histories, the discourse of [re]conciliation, and the arts (inclusive of all arts disciplines). From September 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018 the postdoctoral fellow will be based at Queen’s University to conduct self-directed research (40%) and support the work of the Creative Conciliations project members (60%). From June 1 to August 31, 2018 the postdoctoral fellow will be based at UBC Okanagan as an active participant in that summer’s intensive program. Responsibilities will include: 

  • Developing and organizing the project's final gathering of artists, academics and community members
  • Helping envision the focus of this final gathering along with other project members
  • Working with individual team members on compiling information from their projects to disseminate on the Creative Conciliations website and through journals and conferences
  • Continuing their own research and artistic practice and presenting it on the Creative Conciliations website and submitting for publication/presentation


The postdoctoral fellow will receive $40,000 for the year, and will be expected to undertake some research travel to team members’ respective locations. This travel will be paid in addition to the postdoctoral fellow’s salary.

Queen’s and UBCO are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. In keeping with the objectives of the Preliminary Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force, we are especially interested in qualified Aboriginal candidates. Aboriginal candidates will be welcomed into an academic community which includes:

A complete application consists of:

  • A cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • A current Curriculum Vitae;
  • A statement of current and prospective research interests;
  • The names and contact details for three referees
  • A writing sample 

The deadline for applications is February 20, 2017. Applicants should send all documents in their application package electronically to Dylan Robinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY: The University invites applications from all qualified candidates. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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New Media and Digital Storytelling (tenure-track Instructor)

The Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS) at UBC-Vancouver invites applications for a tenure-track teaching and educational leadership position at the rank of Instructor, with starting date of 1 July 2017.

Area of Specialization: New Media and Digital Storytelling

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. and have teaching experience and scholarly expertise in the area of new media and digital storytelling. The Institute seeks candidates with interdisciplinary interests and experience in new media practices and pedagogy, with an emphasis on the crafts, theories, and technologies as utilized by and relevant to Indigenous peoples. Candidates should have a demonstrated history of teaching (or potential for excellent teaching of) media studies and/or critical Indigenous studies. Expertise in innovative and progressive areas of relevant teaching and practice that exemplify the cutting-edge intersections among new media, critical Indigenous studies, and digital storytelling are distinct assets. We welcome submissions from a range of relevant disciplines, including creative writing, journalism, literary studies, media studies, and the digital humanities.

Aside from maintaining an excellent record of teaching, supervision, educational leadership, and service, it is expected that the successful candidate will continue to grow and develop the Institute’s strong relationships with local community and media outlets, liaising with the First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS) Program Chair and Institute Director(s) to develop and sustain productive and reciprocal spaces for the knowledge-sharing of Indigenous new media practices and training grounds for students to develop research and technical skills in the field. The normal teaching assignment for an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Courses will range across the curriculum from first-year introductory undergraduate courses and upper-level seminars to graduate seminars and supervision (upon approval by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies). There is potential for cross-appointment with other academic units, but primary teaching and service responsibilities will be within the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. For more information about FNIS, visit

This is a tenure-track position and the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit:

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, orientation, and philosophy, and evidence of teaching abilities and effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations).  Applicants are asked to arrange to have three confidential signed letters of recommendation submitted directly by the referees. Review of applications will begin immediately following the deadline. Please forward materials in care of Daniel Heath Justice, Chair, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, University of British Columbia, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Completed applications (and reference letters) must be received by 28 February 2017.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, members of visible minority groups, women, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.